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Old May 16 2013, 08:40 PM   #97
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Re: Paris + B'Elanna scene, absolute cop-out

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With no Vulcan females on the ship and knowing he was likely to endure several pon farrs during the 70 year trip home wouldn't it have made more sense to learn how to date and cultivate a serious relationship that the other females would recognize as such?
I seem to recall there are more men than women on the ship and I'm thinking Vorik is really not going to get anywhere unless there's some gal with a Vulcan fetish. Really awkward teenager is how he comes across.
Vorik went about it in such a Vulcan way (not concerning himself with the pon farr until it was upon him, expecting Torres to respond as a Vulcan female would, etc) that no one else on board knew what the heck was going on.
So true! He's in total denial whereas he should have broached the topic with the EMH ages ago. And really shouldn't the EMH have brought it up during a routine physical?
You would think someone would have broached the subject at some point. The instant Voyager was stranded in the Delta Quadrant, Vorik should have been concerning himself with his options when his Pon Farr came around. To delay that was illogical really. No Vulcan females on board means that he really needed to learn how to romance the human females. Awkward because he didn't grow up learning those social skills, but he didn't have much choice left.

His other mistake was the one most Vulcans make; they keep their mouths sealed about it. He proposed to Torres before being honest that it was a matter of life and death. Granted, she wouldn't accept based on that, but he might have incurred some sympathy rather than her wrath.

And you'd think Tuvok would be of some help, but again typical Vulcan "we don't talk about it" nonsense. Their attitudes toward the pon farr leave very little leeway for consideration of circumstance.

As for Vorik coming across as an awkward teenager, non canon sources put him at about 22 years old at the time of Blood Fever. That's pretty darn young for a Vulcan. It would have been interesting to see what Vorik would have tried the second time had Voyager still been in the DQ.
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